Lauren Saunders is Associate Director of the National Consumer Law Center, a nonprofit organization that works for economic justice for low-income and other disadvantaged people through policy analysis, advocacy, publications, litigation, and training.
Lauren manages NCLC’s Washington, DC office and directs its federal legislative and regulatory work.
Lauren is a renown and highly effective expert of issues affecting low-income Americans, including small dollar loans, predatory lending, banking, fintech, and payment systems.
She is the lead author of NCLC’s treatise Consumer Banking and Payments Law and contributes to Consumer Credit Regulation, among other publications.
Lauren previously directed the Federal Rights Project of the National Senior Citizens Law Center.
Lauren graduated from Harvard Law School and was an Executive Editor of the Harvard Law Review. She holds a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and she received her BA from Stanford University.